Dear Parents and Guardians,

REMOTE STUDY PROGRAMME

On the 16th of April 2020, Thursday, we are scaling up our remote study programme to enable our students to continue with their respective syllabuses for this Academic Year 2019/2020.

This is how it works.

  1. The remote study programme is a structured education intervention scheme designed by our educators for their respective

a. The learning materials that our students will be receiving regularly are continuation of the lessons from where they stopped prior to the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO).

b. Since these are NEW lessons based on the school’s Programme of Studies, we urge you to work with your child/children in coming up with a suitable study schedule, which they can commit to on a daily basis.

2. At 8.00am on Thursday, 16 April 2020, the first batch of lessons will be emailed to you. The lessons are grouped together by days, that is, there is a specific workload for Thursday and on Friday.

3. At 8.00am every MONDAY thereafter, an email will be sent with the lessons for the week. The lessons are grouped together by days, that is, there is a specific workload for Monday, Tuesday, and so on.

4. Time allocation: 1 hour per subject (you may spend more time if needed).

5. These are the allocation of subjects and time to be spent per subject by year group:

Year

Subjects & Remarks

1 – 5

English, Mathematics, and Science

6

English, Mathematics and Science (Revision as syllabuses were completed prior to MCO): 3 lessons/subject, per week
Malay, Mandarin/Tamil, History & Geography: 2 lessons/subject, per week
ICT – 1 lesson per week

7 & 8

English & Mathematics: 1 lesson/ subject every day
Biology, Chemistry & Physics: 2 lessons / subject / week
Global Perspective (infused with History and Geography): 4 lessons/week

9

English & Mathematics: 3 lessons/ subject/week*
Biology, Chemistry & Physics: 2 lessons / subject /week*
*Revision as syllabuses were completed prior to MCO and to prepare for Year 10)
Malay, Mandarin/Tamil, History & Geography: 2 lessons/subject/week.

10

Students will continue with the subjects that they are currently taking.

EFL, ESL, English 1123, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, History, Geography, Accounting, Business Studies, Economics: 3 lessons/ subject/ week
Malay, Mandarin, Tamil: 2 lessons/subject/week
Mathematics, Additional Mathematics: 4 lessons /subject/ week

6. Each lesson is designed to follow the READ-WATCH-DO format.

  • READ. What this means is that students will be required to do some reading from their textbooks. We assumed that some students were not able to bring their books home. The subject teachers will attach the relevant pages in the lesson package.
  • WATCH. The students will watch a video/PowerPoint presentation to help them get a better understanding of the text they have read.
  • DO. This refers to the part of the lesson where students are required to do some form of work. Worksheets or other assessment works, such as quizzes,  exercises, and the like, will mostly be in the form of interactive online work where students can get feedback instantly.

7. Submission of work
In cases where the subject teachers require electronic submission of works or completed activities, specific instructions will be given in the lesson package.

8. Daily Lesson Accomplishment Report

  • All students are REQUIRED to study the lessons allotted for the day in the package.
  • Daily Lesson Accomplishment Report Form must be submitted daily on or before 7.00pm as follows:

a. For Years 1 to 6: parents or guardians must fill in and endorse the form before submission.
b. For Years 7 to 9: both students and parents or guardians must sign the form before submission.
c. For Year 10 Instructions on reporting work done will be provided by the subject teachers to Year 10 students.

  • You will find detailed instructions in the form along with your lesson materials.
  • Student lesson accomplishments will be recorded by the subject teachers daily. If your child/ward is not completing the work allotted for the day, your attention will be called immediately for remedial action.

The school remains committed to providing your child/children with the support they need to continue learning during this difficult time.

Please check your email regularly for updates and other communications. If you have questions or require further information, please contact the school at: Info2@regent.edu.my, klg-info@regent.edu.my, sp-info@regent.edu.my, ktn-info@regent.edu.my, pch-info@regent.edu.my, rwg-info@regent.edu.my or the school principal.

Sincerely,

Regent International Schools

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Further updates on May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series

With regards to the Cambridge Assessment International Education’s (CAIE) latest announcement on the May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series, below are four options for the candidates:

Option 1:
  1. You need to confirm the registration for some or all subjects for the May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series. The school will submit predicted grades (taken from a series of evidences) to CAIE for their standardization process to derive the final grades in August 2020. Kindly fill in and submit the May/June 2020 IGCSE (ONLINE) Registration Confirmation Form on or before 17 April 2020.
  2. Click on or copy the link to access to access the form: https://forms.gle/mfHe5ffbFcSTQRtJ8
  3. In line with CAIE’s announcement on May/June 2020 IGCSE examination fee, the school has decided to reduce the subject fees for the May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series by 10%. The school will facilitate the process of refunding the 10% fee effective from June 2020
Option 2:
  1. You may withdraw some or all subjects from the registered May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series and defer them to the October/November 2020 IGCSE examination series. Kindly fill in the October/November 2020 IGCSE (ONLINE) Deferment Form on or before 17 April 2020.
  2. Click on or copy the link to access to access the form: https://forms.gle/qbVFqCS427B9dv2s6
  3. Further details on the exam processes for October/November 2020 IGCSE examination series will be communicated to you via email on June.
  4. In line with CAIE’s announcement on fee freeze for October/November 2020 IGCSE examination series at the levels of the standard May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series fees, the school have decided to maintain the same subject fee of RM650 per subject for October/November 2020 IGCSE examination
Option 3: 
  1. You may completely withdraw (without deferment) one or more subjects from the May/June 2020 IGCSE examination
  2. In such case, refund of May/June 2020 IGCSE examination fee(s) will be provided. In order for the school to facilitate the process, kindly send an email to exam@regent.edu.my.
Option 4:
  1. If you want to add subject/s for the May/June 2020 IGCSE examination series on top of the subjects in your initial registration, please write in to exam@regent.edu.my.
  2. This will incur an additional cost of RM585 per subject for every new subject registration. This is subject to approval from the Exam Department as the school must be able to provide “evidence-based grade” for the additional

Upon written confirmation from exam department, kindly make the necessary payment on or before 17 April 2020 and email the payment slip to exam@regent.edu.my.

Company Name         : Regent International Schools Sdn Bhd (785908-A)
Bank                             : Alliance Bank Berhad
Account Number        : 1222 000 1005 3585

Kindly take note that the electronic form(s) can only be submitted once. Failure to submit the electronic form(s) via the link(s) provided within the stipulated deadline of 17 April 2020, the school will automatically consider the initial May/June 2020 IGCSE examination registration as final.

Any further changes/amendments can be done manually by the 20 April 2020 by writing to us at exam@regent.edu.my.

In the meantime, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at exam@regent.edu.my or your respective school principals.

If you require assistance in making this decision, please contact any of our staff listed below:

Mr Bala         :    016 – 245 6289
Dr. Rao          :    012 – 353 5353
Ms Madhu    :    016 – 360 2658
Mr Suman     :    016 – 967 2484
Ms Kayathry :    016 – 635 3971

Thank you.

Regent International Schools

Dear Parents, Guardians and students,

EXTENSION OF MOVEMENT CONTROL ORDER (MCO)

Please take note that Regent International Schools will continue to be closed following the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Movement Control Order (MCO) will be extended until 28 April 2020 to further deal with the COVID-19 virus.

As such, the school has begun our remote learning programme for our students:

1. Remote learning will begin from 16 April 2020 onwards.
2. Parents, please check your email and acknowledge the email we have sent out.
3. We will be sending learning materials for your child via email.
4. If you have not received an email, please get in touch with us and provide your email address for us to send the materials to you.

Any changes subject to further announcements by the relevant authorities or the Government of Malaysia will be updated from time to time.

In the meantime, please also note that no one is permitted to be in the school premises during the Movement Control Order (MCO) until school is reopened.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the teachers and parents for their support and cooperation during these trying times.

Please be safe and stay at home. Take care.

Thank you.
Regent International Schools

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Dear Parents and Guardians,

Additional websites to support student learning

In our memo dated 7 April 2020, we promised to send you additional websites to aid our students improve their knowledge and encourage them to personalise their learning through self-study or parent-child study scheme. We have listed the additional websites in this memo.

The websites are user-friendly and helpful for individual and effective learning. In some links, students will need to register (without a fee) in order to enjoy the resources provided. Other links do not need registration and can be accessed directly.

We hope that our students find these websites engaging and interesting.

If your children find some work or activities interesting and are drawn to doing the activities, complete the worksheets or write an essay, and you want to know if they did it correctly, kindly contact the school heads. The email address of the school head is indicated in the email through which this letter is sent to you.

For KS3 & KS4
1. https://www.weareteachers.com/
2. https://uk.ixl.com/
3. https://www.fuseschool.org/
4. https://app.senecalearning.com/courses?Price=Free
5. https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/free-resources
6. https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/resource-library/?q=&page=1&per_page=25
7. https://www.shmoop.com/study-guides

For KS 4:
1. https://www.ictlounge.com/ 2. https://www.znotes.org/cie-igcse/ict-0417 3. https://www.teach-ict.com/gcse_new/gcse_ict_quizzes.htm
4. https://www.accountingcoach.com/accounting-basics/quiz
5. https://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz103989be9de0.html
6. https://theivschool.thinkific.com/

For KS 3:
1. https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/
2. https://www.3dgeography.co.uk/
3. http://www.learnenglishfeelgood.com/esl-printables-worksheets.html
4. https://www.esl-lab.com/
5. https://www.eslcafe.com/

For KS1 & KS2
1. https://www.theschoolrun.com/
2. https://www.education.com/games/math/
3. https://iplaystudy.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwybD0BRDyARIsACyS8msth-DwJlJmAYBVAjsSDAGzU9QnfAirQyzTgY7363592hX39A73MzoaAq7gEALw_wcB
4. https://www.mathgames.com/
5. https://www.k12reader.com/subject/reading-skills/reading-comprehension/
6. https://englishforeveryone.org/Topics/Reading-Comprehension.html
7. https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/science/science-lab/
8. https://www.curriki.org/oer/Science-Virtual-Learning-Resources?gclid=Cj0KCQjwybD0BRDyARIsACyS8muRFUmb-Leb4yM3ujMZma7hHYgAB21io3uxjjvuCBwzhlMkJggGaUEaAo1zEALw_wcB

For KS2:
1. https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/history/
2. https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/
3. https://www.superteacherworksheets.com/full-social-studies.html
4. https://primaryleap.co.uk/primary-resources/year-6/geography
5. https://www.middleschoolcomputerprojects.org/scratch-programming.html
6. https://www.mathworksheets4kids.com/

For KS1:
1. http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/ict/ict.htm
2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn
3. https://jackhartmann.com/

Thank you very much.
Regent International Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Updates from Regent International Schools

The speed and severity by which the Covid-19 pandemic has swept our country and the rest of the world caught most of us by surprise. No one expected that it would be like this. Our lives have been upended in so many ways, some more permanently than others, and we are now just learning how to live and cope in this uncharted reality we all find ourselves in.

It is in our nature, when confronted by something so overwhelming as this, to hold on to something that will give us a semblance of control and a bit of the normal lives we used to have. However, we need to find our way and live our lives despite these uncertainties. We get this.

As members of the Regent family, we are reaching out to you with the assurance that you are not alone. We are in this together. Your concerns, especially about your children’s education, are our concerns, too. We have taken proactive steps to mitigate the impact of this global crisis on the learning of your children. We shall take very prudent actions before introducing our students to alternative forms of learning that, if not well thought out, planned, and executed, will do more harm than good. This is one reason why we repeatedly informed you that all classes that got cancelled due to the MCO enforcement would be recovered by moving the academic calendar accordingly. Our commitment is that your children, our students, will complete the scheduled schooling days for this Academic Year and finish the syllabuses.

We appeal to your understanding that as a learning institution, we have done extensive consultations and honest assessments of our capabilities and resources in terms of providing full-fledged online classes to our students. Regent International Schools rely on face-to-face contact teaching with students who are physically present in a classroom. We have done some kind of online learning during the school year only as supplement to our regular classes. But to migrate now to fully online classes is not something we are prepared to do. We are hindered by real logistical and infrastructure constraints to support a successful and consistent deployment of this online mode of learning. Subsequently, our educators must be properly trained and fully prepared prior to starting the online classes. We must also make sure that all of our students’ families must be able to support this type of instruction with reliable internet connections, conducive learning spaces in their houses and enough computers for families with several children studying in our schools. Everyone must be able to access the online class for it to be effective and consistent.

This is one important takeaway for us from this unprecedented situation. Moving forward, after the MCO period, we shall embark on creating a consistent, effective, 100% inclusive and easily deployable online learning programme that is supported by robust ICT infrastructures. We shall also be working with you on the ICT requirements that you need to set up in your own houses.

In the meantime, we are supporting your children with opportunities to improve their knowledge and to encourage them to personalise their learning through self-study or parent-child study scheme.

The letter we sent you on 27 March 2020, included a list of educational and information-rich websites that you and your child could visit and get busy with. We offered our assistance to you in case you need validation or feedback on the works done by your children in English, Mathematics and Sciences. We shall continue to provide you with more structured learning materials through additional websites that a team of educators and school heads are currently assembling.

You will receive the list of additional sites by tomorrow so you and your children could start working on them. Updates in terms of new links will be given to you until the end of the MCO period.

Do not hesitate to contact your school heads if you want assistance in one or more areas of studies that your children might require guidance.
Rest assured that we are meeting regularly to respond to your needs in terms of your children’s learning during this difficult period.

Please contact us at info2@regent.edu.my if you require further information or clarification.

Thank you very much.
Regent International Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Updates on the IGCSE May/June 2020 series

We thank you for your patience and understanding given the current unprecedented situation.

We are in touch with CAIE as we seek for clarity and detailed directions on how to provide grades for our students after their decision not to hold the IGCSE in the May/June 2020 series.

CAIE will decide on a candidate’s grades
Yesterday, CAIE published an update to Cambridge schools worldwide expressing in very clear terms that the “decision on grades to be awarded to candidates will be made by Cambridge, using [their] own evidence combined with evidence from schools.”

CAIE to collaborate with the schools
The update emphasised on the collaborative nature of making “evidenced-based decisions about grades for each candidate in each subject they have entered for in the May/June 2020 exam series.” CAIE will work very closely with our school to ensure that the students “obtain the fairest outcome possible, with the quality and integrity they would expect from Cambridge.”

Evidence gathering
The work that CAIE wants the schools to do for now is to gather evidence such as mock exams, coursework (complete or incomplete, assignments and other evidence that the schools will be able to gather to support their decisions.

We were told that there is no need to set fresh work to gather evidence. This is so because students may not be able to do themselves justice if they are themselves sick or their home environment is not as conducive for assessment exercises as in the formal and controlled setting of the school.

 Authentication of evidence
The school will exercise due diligence in authenticating all students’ works and assure CAIE that each evidence is done by the student and that the assessments had been made in proper context and setting.

Individual School Heads will be responsible to authenticate all evidence to be submitted to CAIE.

Cambridge indicated that they would institute robust monitoring and moderation of the evidence to guarantee the integrity of the grades that will be awarded. In line with this, Cambridge will ask us to send some, or possibly all, of the evidence for audit purposes.

CAIE has given the schools two (2) months to gather and authenticate the evidence for each student registered for the May/June 2020 exam series.

Further details to follow
Cambridge will send more details on Tuesday, 7 April 2020 about the next steps and how they will use the evidence to create the grades of the candidates.

Enrolment, Adding Subjects to May/June 2020 exam series or Deferring Subjects to October/November 2020 exam series
In the meantime, we are studying and looking at the data of our students’ performance so that we are able to recommend the appropriate course of action, and assist you and your child in making informed decisions whether to continue with the enrollment or add subjects to May/June 2020 exams, or defer subjects to October/November 2020 exam series.

We will provide you with the important information next week by 9 April 2020Changes in the May/June 2020 exam series enrolment has to be done by 17 April 2020. As such, the school needs to process these changes by 15 April 2020.

Please take note that parents have the final say on this matter.

 Offering May/Jun 2020 IGCSE syllabuses to October/November 2020 IGCSE
CAIE is reviewing the possibility of offering syllabuses in the October/November 2020 exam series, which are currently only available in the May/June 2020 series. These are Malay as Foreign Language and Mandarin as Foreign Language. There could be some more syllabuses added.

We will continue to update you as we are expected to receive more details from CAIE (next scheduled update is on 7 April 2020 as stated above).

In the meantime, should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at exam@regent.edu.my or your respective school principals.

Thank you.
Regent International School

Dear Parents/Guardians,

Reference is made to the memo from CAIE issued on 24 March 2020.

In view of the cancellation of the Checkpoint exams scheduled for April 2020, you may choose to enrol your child for the Checkpoint exams during the October/November Exam series or you may choose to request for a refund.

Kindly assist in confirming your choice by completing the google form which can be found at: https://forms.glejaATpPKrQ5UQJhEDA

Thank you.
Regent International School

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

We at Regent International Schools are one with you, our nation, and the whole world during this most difficult moment in our history. We trust in the indomitable spirit of humanity to triumph against all odds. Together, we shall overcome and emerge from this global health crisis as a better and stronger people.

We also intimately understand your concerns for we, too, are parents, children, sisters, brothers, friends, and neighbours who are doing the best we can possibly do to stay safe and healthy. Now that the Movement Control Order has been extended to 14 April 2020, many of you are rightly concerned about the continuity of your children’s education. Rest assured that we have looked into this and have come up with the following action plans:

1. 18 March to 14 April 2020 MCO as Official Term Break
All Regent students are considered on official term break during the MCO period. Our highest priority at this time is the health and welfare of our students. This should also be seen as doing our bit in the massive efforts being undertaken by many brave and selfless frontline women and men who put their lives at risk in order to break the chain of Covid-19 infections, heal the sick, and usher us back to our normal lives.

2. Adjusting Academic Calendar up to August 2020
The cancelled schooling days due to the MCO will be recovered in August 2020. Arevised School/Academic Calendar will be given to you and our students at the appropriate time. This will ensure that the same number of school days are allocated to finish the syllabus.

3. Supporting Families by Providing Productive Activities
One of the biggest challenges that families face as the MCO drags on is coming up with worthwhile activities for the children. There should be a variety of interesting things that our children should be doing so as to ensure their mental, emotional and physical well-being as they cope with being stuck in one place. We are here to lend a helping hand. The following are websites that you and your children could visit (they are, of course, related to their school subjects), which we hope you and your children will find engaging and worth your time.

For KS4
1.https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/support-and-training-for-schools/support-for-teachers/teaching-and-assessment/resource-plus/
2.https://www.savemyexams.co.uk/igcse/#CIE
3.http://astarchemistry.com/igcse/cie/notes/
4.http://astarbiology.com/igcse/cie/notes/
5. https://pastpapers.co/cie/?dir=IGCSE/
6.https://www.igcsecentre.com/cambridge-igcse-past-exam-papers/

For ESL – speaking endorsement
https://www.cambridgeinternational.org/programmes-and-qualifications/cambridge-igcse-english-second-language-oral-endorsement-0510/past-papers/

For KS 3:
1.https://www.teachitscience.co.uk
2.https://www.teachitmaths.co.uk
3.https://www.teachitenglish.co.uk
4.https://www.teachitgeography.co.uk
5.https://www.bbc.co.uk
6.https://www.bitesize.co
7.https://www.educationquizzes.com/
8.https://www.sporcle.com/games/beforever/pop-quiz-physics
9.https://mathsmadeeasy.co.uk/ks3-revision/
10.https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/classroom-resources/

For KS2:
1.https://www.ixl.com
2.https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
3.http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
4.https://www.brainpop.com/

For General knowledge
1.https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
2.https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour
3.https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/live-cams

For KS1:
1.https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-1-2.html
2.https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/pair/detail/bk0044pr/book?authCtx=U.794217314
3.https://www.coolmath4kids.com/
4.https://www.adaptedmind.com/Math-Worksheets.html
5.Youtube: science max
6.Youtube: brainpop science

4. Taking the Extra Step for Our Students
If your children find some work or activities in English, Mathematics, and Science subjects interesting and are drawn to doing the activities, complete the worksheets or write an essay, you may want to know if they did it correctly. You may contact the school for assistance.

In the meantime, please be reminded that all schools are closed and no one will be permitted to enter the campus during the MCO period.

Let us pray for one another and support the many frontline individuals who are working to keep us safe by staying at home.

Sincerely,
Regent International Schools